Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

O'Neill Has High Hopes For Delph

O'Neill Has High Hopes For Delph

Martin O'Neill has admitted that Fabian Delph was obviously down in the dumps after finding out he'd been out of action for 8 odd months, but he doesn't believe it will take him long to bounce back.

Speaking on the Official Site O'Neill said he had confidence in the player to bounce back because he has such 'a strong disposition' and in Monny's own words he doesn't believe that the former Leeds star will be 'very, very down' for much time at all.

'Naturally as a young lad who just thinks about nothing else but playing, it was a blow. I really was a blow. But he is being reassured about the injury and the things that can happen and now he is more philosophical.'

Monny also adds that Delph can learn a lot mentally during his lay off, as he references Curtis Davies' long lay off with a shoulder problem earlier in the season - one that he is only just getting back to fitness from.

'A bit like Curtis Davies. Curtis gets on with things and you just know anything you ask him to do he'll do it in an attempt to get fit and I think Fabian will be the same.'

There's no doubt it's definitely a blow for the player, but he is the right age to more than make a comeback and make his presence known when he does return to fitness.

I'd be very surprised if we don't see him make serious headroads into getting back to match fitness before the 8 months are up. Just doesn't seem the type be out for that long, regardless of what they injury is.

Bookmark and Share

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Wednesday April 21 2010
Time: 5:11PM


All the best Fabian! Wish you a speedy recovery!
21/04/2010 22:06:00
he will be just like a jan transfer window signing, effectively the same as what Downing was with his injury. Good luck Fab.
holte ender 1969
22/04/2010 07:52:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

The Future King Of England Showing His True Colours Again

I saw this on facebook and thought it might raise a smile amongst the Aston Villa masses after a rather depressing weekend.

Villa Do Have Something To Cheer This Weekend

No, it has absolutely nothing to do with the pathetic performance and loss to Bolton Wanderers but one man can take note.

U23s - Aston Villa March On In Cup Against Blackburn

Aston Villa's Under 23 side took victory in the clash against Blackburn Rovers in the Premier Cup on Friday.

A Day For Despondency And Worry! Stats, Lowlights, Reaction

The stats, the lowlights (video), a few tweets and match reactions. All the depression in one go!

Aston Villa Archived Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Mike Field
Editor email
Steve Wade
no email
JuanPablo Angel
no email
no email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Bolton MotM
Suggested By: MF
Sub - Hepburn-Murphy3%
Sub - Hogan3%
Sub - Davis3%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
F1 Prediction Competition returns for 2018
Latest Vital Boxing News
Joshua Ready to KO Parker in 8 Rounds
Vital Football Comment

Aston Villa Fixtures

Vital Members League Table

1.Pride of Lions363
3.The Fear302
6.Melon Donkey178
10.Stephen Jay Hawkings94
Write for Vital Football